UC Eligibility Requirements for International Admission
The credentials of an international undergraduate applicant - a student who
holds or expects to hold a student, exchange, visitor, or diplomatic visa
and who wishes to attend school in the United States - are evaluated
in accordance with the general regulations governing admission.
International applicants whose native language is other than English will
be required to demonstrate their English proficiency. This is most often
accomplished by achieving a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 213
(computer-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Arrangements to take the TOEFL may be made by writing directly to:
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA
Telephone (609) 771-7100
World Wide Web: http://www.toefl.org/
Students must ask the Educational Testing Service to forward results of
their tests to the Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools.
Completion of an acceptable English composition course (as determined by
the Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools) with a grade of C or
better will also clear the English proficiency requirement for
Students who wish to improve their English proficiency to meet the TOEFL
requirement may enroll in the intensive Program in English as a Second
Language sponsored by UCI Extension. Information is available from:
English and Certificate Programs for
Internationals UCI Extension
P.O. Box 6050
Irvine, CA 92616-6050
Telephone (949) 824-5991
World Wide Web: http://unex.uci.edu/international
In addition to achieving a minimum TOEFL score, all international students
whose native language is other than English must take an English as a
Second Language Placement Test upon arrival and prior to registration.
Based upon the results of this test, students may be required to improve
certain language skills by enrolling in English as a Second Language courses
during their first year.
Generally, financial assistance and scholarships from the University are
not available to the nonimmigrant-visa student. International students
must provide proof that sufficient funds will be available to meet their
educational commitments while studying in the United States. International
undergraduate students are considered as nonresidents of California and are
required to pay nonresident tuition in addition to fees paid by legal
residents of California. Students must also pay the International Student
Health Insurance Fee, or have private insurance; see the Student Health
Service section for information.
Please direct all inquiries regarding the undergraduate admission of
international students to email@example.com.
For information on the English language proficiency or permanent resident,
refugee, and international students; credit for ESL coursework; and credit
for native language, please see the
UC Irvine General Catalogue.